NJ State Recap: 4 Champions, 8 Finalists and 20 Placers!

We would like to congratulate all of our clients who competed in the 2017-2018 wrestling season.  New Jersey is one of just 4 states that still holds a single class tournament and as a result this tournament proves to be one of the most competitive in the country every year. In a state where some of the greatest wrestlers in history such as, Lee Kemp, Gene Mills, Damion Hahn, Steve Mocco and Jordan Burroughs, just to name a few, wrestled in High School, it is easy to see and feel the intensity in the arena from the start of warm-ups on Friday through the finals on Sunday. Only the best wrestlers, with the highest level of commitment, focus and discipline are able to qualify for the event, let alone reach the podium.

This year, 59 Champion Athlete clients qualify for the NJ State High School Tournament and 20 medaled at the end of the grueling three days. Our clients represented nearly 30% of the finalists, with 8 wrestling in the finals and 4 champions.

A special congratulations goes to our seniors who caped off their career with a podium finish:  Finalists:  Mitch Polito (2nd), Patrick Glory (1st), Joe Heilmann (2nd), Jake Benner (2nd), Michael O’Malley (1st).

Place Winners:  Joseph King (5th), Richie Koehler (6th), , Dan Fongaro (5th), Travis Tavoso (6th), Joe Casey (3rd), Tim Fitzpatrick (4th), Matt Dallara (5th),

Below is a complete list of our Clients’ who medaled this weekend.


3rd – Nicholas Nardone, Delbarton

4th – Nick Kayal, Bergen Catholic


1st – Anthony Clark, Delbarton

6th – Brandon LaRue, High Point


2nd – Mitch Polito, East Brunswick, Attending Lehigh in the Fall

5th – Joseph King, Colts Neck, Attending TCNJ in the Fall

6th – Richie Koehler, Christian Brothers Academy, Attending Rider in the Fall


1st – Patrick Glory, Delbarton, Attending Princeton in the Fall

2nd – Joseph Heilmann, South Plainfield, Attending UNC in the Fall


1st – Lucas Revano, Camden Catholic

3rd – Nicholas Raimo

7th – Alex Poniros, Ocean Twp.


2nd – Jake Benner, Ocean Twp, Attending Rutgers in the Fall

5th – Dan Fongaro, Boonton, Attending Columbia in the Fall


6th – Travis Tavoso, Delbarton, Attending Princeton in the Fall


3rd – Joe Casey, Bound Brooke, Attending Rider in the Fall


2nd – Robert Kanniard, Wall

4th – Tim Fitzpatrick, Holy Spirit

5th – Mathew Dallara, Hasbrouck Heights, Attending Campbell in the Fall


1st – Michael O’Malley, Hasbrouck Heights, Attending Drexel in the Fall

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